La Dolce Italia is a week-long celebration of all things Italian and will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds in November. Staged by Eventcepts. The event will feature seven nights of entertainment and a three-day exhibition of gourmet and designer delights, including the delicious foods, fashion and culture that make Italy so special.
From the early days of the Victorian Gold Rush, to the birth of the modern café-culture, the Italian influence on Melbourne’s identity and way of life has enhanced all Melbourne has to offer.
Now the second largest ethnic group in Melbourne, Italian artisans over the years have instilled in our society an appreciation for deliciously simple al fresco dining, luxurious fashions and a great passion for sport and art. Italian phrases have effortlessly become a part of our language and Carlton’s Lygon St, the ‘Little Italy’ of Melbourne, is a popular district for those seeking the pleasures of Italian culture and cuisine, without the travel.